A masters degree in social work prepares students to help improve people's lives and their overall wellbeing. These graduate programs are also sometimes referred to as a master of social work, or MSW.
Social workers play a vital role in the lives of people with conflicts at home, drug abuse, disabilities, chronic illnesses and other life-destructive issues. If you show sensitivity toward others, maturity, responsibility, independent effectiveness, and strong communication skills, you hold of the necessary attributes needed to succeed as a social worker. As a graduate with a master’s (MS) (MSW) or Ph.D. degree in social work, you can pursue a career in a variety of settings and roles ranging from a case manager, to a counselor or policymaker, in a school, hospital or private agency; just to name a few.
MSW Masters Program and Coursework Overview
Master’s programs in social work or an MSW prepare graduates for a future in specialized research, assessment and social service distribution. Although every program is different, typically students are required to complete no less than 900 hours of internship work and two years of coursework, although 4 years is typical for part-time students, in order to graduate. A bachelor’s degree in social work is not always required for admittance into a social work graduate program, but